How Much Death and Destruction Awaits Us in 2018?

Paul Craig Roberts

The New Year is one full of economic, political, and war threats.

Among the economic threats are stock, bond, and real estate markets artificially pumped up by years of central bank money creation and by false reports of full employment. It is an open question whether participants in these markets are aware that underlying reality does not support the asset values. Central banks support stock markets not only with abundant liquidity but also with direct stock purchases. The Japanese central bank is now one of the largest owners of Japanese equities. Central banks, which are supposed to provide economic stability, have created a massive fraud. 

Throughout the Western world politics has degenerated into fraud. No government serves the public’s interest. (See: https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/12/29/eric-zuesse-explains-americas-worst-enemy/ ) Except for some former Soviet satellites in Eastern Europe, European governments have defied the will of the people by admitting vast numbers of refugees from Washington’s wars and others pretending to be refugees. The European governments further imperil their citizens with their support for Washington’s rising aggression toward Russia. The universal failure of democratic politics is leading directly to war.

The Saker explains that Americans with intelligence, honor, courage, and integrity have disappeared from the US national security establishment. In their place are arrogant morons high on hubris who believe: (1) We can buy anybody, (2) Those we cannot buy, we bully, (3) Those we cannot bully, we kill, (4) Nothing can happen to us, we live in total impunity no matter what we do.http://www.unz.com/tsaker/2018-war-or-no-war/

Scott Bennett reports that US soldiers are being propagandized that Russia is an enemy with whom we are headed to war. https://www.facebook.com/capsule.ninetynine.7/videos/1992321041038611/ 
The Anglo-Zionist empire is trying to overturn the Iranian agreement and to restart the attempt to overthrow the government of Syria. Lebanon’s Hezbollah is also in the empire’s sights. Washington is arming Ukraine in order to enable an attack on the breakaway provinces of Novorussia. Threats against North Korea escalate. Even little Venezuela is threatened with military intervention simply because the country wants to control its own destiny and not be controlled by Washington and the New York banks.

In the opinion of some, Russia’s very cautious diplomacy has increased the likelihood that Washington will miscalculate and give the world a third world war. By not accepting the requests of the breakaway Russian provinces in Ukraine to be reunited with Russia, the Russian government paved the way for Washington to provide the military means for its Ukrainian puppet to attempt to reconquer the provinces. Success would damage Russian prestige and encourage Washington in its aggressive actions. Sooner or later Russia will have to stand and fight.

Russia’s premature declaration of victory in Syria and withdrawal has made it possible for US forces to remain in Syria and attempt to restart the effort to overthrow the Assad government. Russia would have to defend its victory, or by the failure to do so encourage more aggressive actions by Washington.

Hopes have evaporated that President Trump would restore the normalized relations between the nuclear powers that Reagan and Gorbachev made possible. The question for the New Year is when does Washington’s aggression against Russia ignite a hot war.

Your website will be examining these issues as they unfold in 2018. From the perspective of today, it is unlikely that the New Year will be a happy one. Nowhere in the West is there a sign of leadership toward peace and the well-being of humanity.

Paul Craig Roberts

17 thoughts on “How Much Death and Destruction Awaits Us in 2018?

  1. Paul Craig Roberts is full of what the cat covers over, and what else were you expecting form a former White House staffer? Did you think that he suddenly developed a conscience, or is it more likely that he’s still working for the enemy?

    In this article he tells us what everyone has already known for years, and then points out various hostilities erupting around the world, without ever revealing that they’re contrived pieces of the impending world war that’s being delivered to us. He wants you to believe that these are all unrelated incidents, and not the actions of central bankers moving pawns on the chessboard, as if everyone on the planet suddenly developed a grudge against their neighboring country at once.

    And this statement reveals his true motive:
    “The universal failure of democratic politics is leading directly to war.”

    He’s subtly suggesting that a one-world government will result in peace.

  2. Yeah, Paul Craig Milk-Toast.

    And beyond all the fake and half fake “analysis,” by many so-called journalists, today I keep thinking of the people of Iran with all the ugly pointed towards them (and those in the other war-zones – ha Yemen! the ignored war). Too many headlines positing invasion/attack/overthrow. They always pull something in early January. Wouldn’t want to do it earlier and disrupt any Christmas spending that would affect whatever money they can extract from the masses to make the rich richer.

    Looks like another color revolution is being fomented in Iran, and it’s likely that soon all the news stations will agree the U.S. may have to intervene.” Intervene my butt. Yinon is always getting a make-over. And war is always getting more vicious.

    I don’t think I can fully know what it means to be in a targeted area. Yeah, there are awful threats everywhere, but I’ve not yet been where bombs are falling, where fathers and mothers are trying to shield children, where death is sudden and frequent. And though there are oppressive regimes in many of the countries being bombed, I do not believe that is without the approval of the global command. I mane they have to give us a reason to hate “the other” and therefore make it easier to conduct war. I’m thinking of the people of Iran and…

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        1. galen, listen to the absolute hypocrisy from Trumps tweet. I don’t know how to copy and paste from twitter so I typed it.

          “Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime’s corruption & it’s squandering of the nations wealth to fund terrorism abroad.
          Iranian govt should respect their people’s rights, including right to express themselves. The world is watching!”

          If this is not the height of hypocrisy, nothing is!

          1. Thanks, Katy. Sounds a lot like what was said about Saddam and Gaddafi and Assad. I wonder what life would be like if there was no such thing as lying, even though once in a while I lie. Sigh…

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      1. Succinct tweet I just came across:

        “Any unrest in Iran is likely backed by CIA & Mossad. Iran’s too big to conquer, so classic strategy would be to generate internal divisions so West can back “moderate rebels” (like in all the previous countries it destabilized) and Balkanize Iran to make way for Greater Israel.”
        — James Perloff

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  3. “The Saker explains that Americans with intelligence, honor, courage, and integrity have disappeared from the US national security establishment.”

    Disappeared? Seriously???

    How can something that was never there in the first place disappear?

    “Hopes have evaporated that President Trump would restore the normalized relations between the nuclear powers that Reagan and Gorbachev made possible.”

    They have?

    YOU MEAN CHUMP AIN’T GONNA SAVE US???

    idiot

        1. Mel, I have listened to Dane and I think I grasp the urgency of his message. I pass the word when I can, especially on those points he puts up front: vaccines, 9/11, climate engineering/impending biosphere implosion. Scary, and much of it presented as a very possible extinction event.

          There are so many components to the global warming situation with scientists fighting amongs themselves, and of course many are paid to advance a particular perspective. We are hard-pressed to know who to trust, especially with the left libs blaming us (humanity) for all the climate problems. I don’t doubt there are nefarious objectives involved in all weather-management (they can cause almost any phenomenon, from drought to hurricane, to mood manipulation, etc). Anyway, thank you for the vid. I’ll watch soon.

          Mel, in light of all this info, and with the obvious existence of chemtrails and other poisons coming at us, I still do what I can to uncover corruption and/or shine a light on suffering. We have to go where we’re called, so I don’t see that focus as “distraction.” Granted, I have a strong anti-war focus.

          Lastly, I love Mother Earth; I hope that in all the areas I’m drawn to explore and attend to, she can always be prioritized. I believe in her, her strength and regenerative powers. If only her children were as strong. But we are strong in many other ways and hopefully that strength will move for truth and good.

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    1. You got that right!
      Showed my wife the temperatures in south Texas and how they magically increased the farther from the USBorder you got.
      This freeze-out for money extraction is as criminal as it gets. MY wife says, “So, what are we supposed to do?” My response was to stop watching the “news” on tv and pay attention to what is happening in your face. Look up and others may look up too!

  4. Look at the bright side for 2018.

    They haven’t added an option when you call AI customer technical support….

    For option #3.

    To hear the message in CHI KNEES.

    Ping pang pung pow.

  5. A few articles missed in 2017.

    “North Korean Leader Challenges Trump with UFC Cage Match”.

    “Toy Manufacturer Wins Billion Dollar Contract To Build Border Wall Out of Legos”.

    “Al Franken To Host Saturday Night Live after Groping Allegations”.

    “Chinese Genetics Succeed in Crossing Jewish DNA with Chinese DNA..The New Life Form called “Chews”.

    “California Passes Law to Have Men Register Their Penises as Concealed Weapons”.

    “Dog Shoots Police Officer After Killing Owner”.

    “Antifa Protestor Kills Himself Running Over his Body With Girlfriends Car During Demonstration”.

    “Harvey Weinstein Eyes Presidential Candidacy
    In 2020. Declaring the New Rapist Party.”

    “Cliven Bundy Found not Guilty for Stealing Land and killing Niggers and Indians”.

    “President Signs Executive Order That His Penis is Not Orange”.

    “Pentagon Declares UFOs are Not Real ..They Just Steal Trillions of Dollars”.

    “Nancy Pelosi Signs mega Deal as Spokesmen For Depends Adult Diapers”.

    Just to name a few…

    What’s in Store for 2018….?

    Hmmmm…

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